PRESENTACIÓN


The Interamerican Convention of Christian Jurists - CIAJC is a biennial meeting promoted by the Interamerican Federation of Christian Jurists (FIAJC), which brings together jurists from national associations to experience a time of professional and spiritual development through seminars and meetings..

The FIAJC is a community of coordinated action of national organizations of professionals and students of Law, which has as one of its objectives «To promote the recognition and respect of the fundamental rights of the people, from the recognition of their dignity». The FIAJC works to achieve its goals with the support of the national organizations that comprise it. Currently, the FIAJC has the following organizations as members:

AAAC –Asociación Argentina de Abogados Cristianos

ABOJUC – Asociación Boliviana de Juristas Cristianos

ACAES – Acercamiento Cristiano de Abogados de El Salvador

Advocates Chile – Agrupación de Abogados Cristianos

AGANC – Asociación Guatemalteca de Notarios y Abogados Cristianos

AJC – Alianza de Juristas Cristianos de Puerto Rico

AJCC – Asociación de Juristas Cristianos de Colombia

ANAJURE – Asociación Nacional de Juristas Cristianos

ANANC – Asociación Nacional de Abogados y Notarios Cristianos

Asociación Mexicana de Abogados Cristianos 'Impulso 18'

Asociación de Abogados Cristianos de Paraguay

Asociación de Juristas Cristianos de Costa Rica

Confraternidad Cubana de Abogados Cristianos

FACE – Fundación de Abogados Cristianos de Ecuador

Instituto Jurídico Cristiano - Uruguay


The last edition of the CIAJC took place from September 1st to 6th, 2015, in the city of San Salvador. The next edition of the event, the XII CIAJC, is scheduled to take place from November 16th to 19th, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the new board of directors of the Federation will be elected.


Date: November 16 to 19, 2017

Venue: Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Mercure Niteroi Orizzonte Hotel
Street Engenheiro Velasco 321 - Gragoata
24.210-375 NITEROI - BRAZIL
Phone : (+55)21/27075700 - Fax : (+55)21/27075854

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SPEAKERS

Dr. Uziel Santana

President of the Inter-American Federation of Christian Jurists (FIAJC). Secretary of the IPPFoRB for Latin America. Coordinator of the Oxford Advanced Studies Program - IPPFoRB. President of the National Association of Christian Lawyers (ANAJURE). Professor of Law at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and Federal University of Sergipe. Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA-FD).

Arnaldo Godoy

Member of the National Board of Directors of ANAJURE. Free teacher in General Theory of the State by USP. Visiting Professor at the University of California-Berkeley Law School. Professor Visiting Researcher at the Max-Planck Institute of European Law History-Frankfurt. Post-doctorate in Comparative Law at the University of Boston, in Constitutional Law by the PUC-RS and in Literature by the UNB. Doctor and Master in Philosophy of Law and State by PUC-SP

Brent McBurney

President of Advocates International.

DR. DAVI CHARLES GOMES

Chancellor of the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, BA and Master's Degree in Systematic Theology and Hermeneutics at the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church / Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and Ph.D. in Historical and Theological Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary.

JOSÉ DO CARMO VEIGA

Member of the National Board of Directors of ANAJURE. Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law Teofilo Otoni (1985). Specialized in Public Law by the Faculty of Law Teofilo Otoni (1988). Master in Law from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais (2004) and currently adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Minas Gerais

FÁBIO DUTRA

Member of the National Board of Directors of ANAJURE. Judge of the First Civil Chamber of the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro. President of the National Association of Evangelical Magistrates - ANAMEL

THOMAS SCHIMARCHER

Member of the ANAJURE Referential Advisory Council. President of the International Council of the International Society for Human Rights, Ambassador for Human Rights and Director General of the Theological Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance. He is also director of the International Institute of Religious Freedom (IRRF). Doctor in Theology, Sociology and Anthropology. President of Martin Bucer European Theological Seminary and Research Institutes

BENJAMIN BULL

Chief Counsel and Executive Director of ADF International. Advocacy Supervisor at ADF International. He acted in several cases in the American Supreme Court

MR. MERVYN THOMAS

President of the Religious Liberty Partnership - RLP; Member of the World Commission of the Assemblies of God for Religious Freedom; Member of the Consultative Group of the British Government for the Freedom of Religion or Belief; Executive Director and one of the founding members of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW)

DAVIDE ARGIOLAS

Doctor in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Master in Law from Universitá degli Studi di Udini, Italy. University Professor. International consultant of ANAJURE

Augustus Nicodemus Lopes

President of the ANAJURE Referential Advisory Council. Master of Theology from the Potchefstroom University and Doctor of Exegetical Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. Lecturer at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Cassiano Luz

Theologian and specialist in Urban Theology and Intercultural Anthropology, Former Executive Director of SEPAL (Serving Pastors and Leaders) and Missionary of the MEVA (Evangelical Mission of the Amazon), currently President of AMTB (Brazilian Association of Transcultural Missions) and Director Of the Institution World Vision

TALLERES

Augusto Ventura

Legal Director of ANAJURE. Lawyer. Specialist in Constitutional State and Religious Liberty by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in association with ANAJURE, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae and Regent's Park College of the University of Oxford. Master in Law and Public Policy by the University Center of Brasilia - UniCEUB / UniEvangélica

Ênio Pereira

Chief Financial Officer of ANAJURE. Bachelor in Law by the UEPB (State University of Paraíba), with specialization in the FESMP / PB (Foundation School Superior of the Public Ministry of Paraíba), specialization in Own Social Security Regimes and qualification as Arbitral Judge by the Arbitral Tribunal of the State of Pará. He is a founding member and Legal Director of the Academia Paraibana Evangélica de Letras - APEL, Legal Adviser of FUSEM - Municipal Fund for Social Security of the municipality of Boa Vista - PB, Legislative Advisor of the Municipal Council of Alcantil - PB, Legal Director of OMEB - Order of the Evangelical Ministers of Brazil - Paraíba Section

Felipe Augusto

Member of ANAJURE and coordinator of the Project 'ANAJURE in the Organization of American States - OAS'. Specialist in Constitutional State and Religious Liberty by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in association with ANAJURE, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae and Regent's Park College of the University of Oxford. Master's degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra - Portugal

Valmir Nascimento

Director of Academic Affairs of ANAJURE. Licensed lawyer and Federal Judicial Analyst. Degree in Law from the University of Cuiabá-MT. Postgraduate 'latu sensu' in Agro-environmental Law by the Federal University of Mato Grosso. Postgraduate 'latu sensu' in Judicial Power. Professor of Law, Pedagogy and Theology. Professor of Electoral Law in the extension course of the TRE-MT Judicial School. Administrative Director of the Pies-Hermosos Agency. Co-creator of UBE - Union of Evangelical Bloggers and editor of the blog Como Vivremos. Columnist of the CPAD News Portal. Articulista, with essays published in national newspapers and news periodicals. Educator and speaker. Researcher of the Christian worldview. Specialist in Constitutional State and Religious Liberty by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in association with ANAJURE, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae and Regent's Park College of the University of Oxford

Thiago Vieira

Director of ANAJURE Denominations Affairs. Legal adviser of religious organizations. Postgraduate in Law of the State by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Attorney acting in public and ecclesiastical law. Specialist in Constitutional State and Religious Liberty by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in association with ANAJURE, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae and Regent's Park College of the University of Oxford

Zenóbio Fonseca

Member of the National Board of Directors of ANAJURE. Degree in Law from the Universidad Santa Úrsula. Postgraduate in Private Law by the UFF (Fluminense Federal University). MBA in Consumer Law by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation FGV-RJ. Postgraduate in Political Formation and Legislative Power by IBGEN / ALERJ. Master in Strategy and Environmental Management from the UFF (Fluminense Federal University). Professor of the UFF in the Laboratory of Sustainable Business Management. Visiting Professor of the Postgraduate in Law by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in the Civil Law course. Head of Cabinet and Legal Counsel at the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ). Coordinator and Professor of the Environmental Management Course of the University Center Plínio Leite UNIPLI - ANHANGUERA

Valdira Câmara

Member of the National Board of Directors of ANAJURE. Former Attorney General in Rio Grande do Norte

Rosane Araújo

Member of the National Board of Directors of ANAJURE. Justice Promoter in Paraíba. Director General of the School Foundation of the Public Ministry of the State of Paraíba. Vice-president of the School Directors Association of the Public Ministries of Brazil - CDEMP

Marcelo Cordeiro

Member and State Coordinator of ANAJURE in Tocantins. Lawyer. Former judge of the Regional Electoral Court of Tocantins (TRE / TO). Current Attorney General of the Attorney General for the Defense of the Prerogatives of the OAB / TO Attorney. Extensive experience in electoral, business and civil law

Acyr de Gerone

Coordinator of the ANAJURE in Paraná with action in the Third Sector and Religious Right. Vice President of the Religious Freedom Commission of the OAB-PR. Specialist in Constitutional State and Religious Liberty by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, in association with ANAJURE, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae and Regent's Park College of the University of Oxford

Edmilson Almeida

Lawyer. Graduated in Law from the State University of Paraíba (UEPB). Specialist in Constitutional Law and Religious Liberty by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, with studies at the University of Oxford and the University of Coimbra. Legal Adviser of the National Association of Evangelical Jurists (ANAJURE), where he coordinates the Indigenous Working Group. Coordinator of the Support Program for Confessional Teaching Institutions (PAIEC). Researcher in the areas of Identity Fundamental Rights, Native and Traditional Peoples, Religious Freedom and Educational Law

THEMES

  • - The religious freedom as a principle of the Protestant Reformation
  • - Lessons from the Protestant Reformation for the Protection of Religious Minorities
  • - Refugees and religious freedom. His reflection in Latin America, a continent of immigrants
  • - Religious freedom in different national contexts (Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Cuba)
  • - Protestant Reform, Secularity and Tolerance
  • - Challenges to religious freedom
  • Workshops
  • - The Legal Regime of Religious Organizations
  • - Tax Regime applied to Churches and Ministers of Religious Confession
  • - The Inter-American System of Human Rights and the Right of Religious Freedom
  • - Electoral Law and evangelical participation
  • - Environmental Law applied to Churches
  • - Abortion in International and National Legislation
  • - The role of the Public Ministry in the Defense of Religious Freedom
  • - The role of the OAB in the defense of religious freedom: case inventory
  • - Legal Regime of Confessional Teaching Institutions

PROGRAMME


Nov. 16

09:00 – 17:00 Arrival of delegations and accreditation (FIAJC and ENAJURE)

09:00 – 17:00 Seminars and Thematic Workshops:

Dr. Ênio Araújo: The Legal Regime of Religious Organizations
Dr. Augusto Ventura: Tax Regime applied to Churches and Ministers of Religious Confession
Dr. Felipe Augusto: The Inter-American system of human rights and the right to religious freedom
Dr. Valmir Nacimiento: Electoral Law and evangelical participation
Dr. Zenobio Fonseca: Environmental Law applied to Churches
Dr. Thiago Vieira: Abortion in International and National Legislation
Dra. Valdira Cámara and Dra. Rosane Araújo: The role of the Public Ministry in the Defense of Religious Freedom
Dr. Marcelo Cordero and Dr. Acyr de Gerone: The role of the OAB in the defense of religious freedom: case inventory
Dr. Edmilson Almeida: Legal Regime of Institutions of Confessional Teaching

09:00 – 17:00 Programming Advocates (closed)

15:00 – 17:00 Programming IPPFoRB (closed)

19:00 – 22:00 Welcome cocktail at the hotel restaurant (Guanabara)

November 17

07:00 – 08:30 – Breakfast

08:45 – 10:15 - Opening Ceremony

President of FIAJC and ANAJURE - Dr. Uziel Santana
President of Advocates - Dr. Brent McBurney
President of RLP - Dr. Mervyn Thomas
Secretariat of the FIAJC - Dra. Rosana Guillén
Devotional: Pr. Cassiano Luz
Inaugural Conference: Dr. David Charles Gomes

10:15 – 11:45 – Plenary Session - The contributions of the Protestant Reformation to the formation of the democratic state of law

Dr. Arnaldo Godoy
Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher

11:45 – 12:45 FIAJC meeting (closed)

12:45 – 1:45 pm Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Plenary Session - The reality of restrictions on religious freedom around the world

Mervyn Thomas
IPPFoRB Parliamentary

16:00 Coffe Break

16:30 – 18:30 Scenario of Violations of Religious Freedom in Latin America: Real Violence and Sym-bolic Violence

Dr. Uziel Santana
Researcher Anna Lee
Representatives of the National Associations of the FIAJC

18:30 – 19:30 - Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDN and CRE ANAJURE meetings. (Closed)

November 18th

07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast

09:00 – 09:30 Devotional: Augustus Nicodemus

09:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session - Civil Liability of Religious Organizations

Dr. Davide Argiolas
Dr. Fábio Dutra
Dr. José do Carmo Veiga

11:00 - 12:00 FIAJC Meeting

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 – Plenary Session

Dr. Brent McBurney
Dr. Benjamin Bull

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30 Presentation of ANAJURE and FIAJC reports

18:30 – 19:30 Dinner

19:30 - 21:00 CDN and CRE meeting of ANAJURE (closed)

November 19th

07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast

08:00 – 16:00 Tourism

COSTS


Option 1/ Single room: 590,00 USD per person

Option 2/ Double room: 450,00 USD per person

Option 3/ Triple room: 400,00 USD per person

This value includes:


Standard room 16 a 19/11 – 3 nights

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Coffee Break

* Transfer from the airport to the Mercure Hotel (round trip)
50,00 USD

* Tourist Program = 220,00 USD

* Charged separately

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